Byleveld – Dossier of a Serial Sleuth by Hanlie Retief. (Umuzi, R). BY DIANE DE BEER. Only in the rarest of instances will readers not be. Verdict: carrot Only in the rarest of instances will readers not be gripped by the story of super sleuth Piet Byleveld. He is a salt-of-the-earth kind. Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth Verdict: carrot. Picking up this book, I expected to be alternately bored and repelled, trudging through the.

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On pages -the author writes dosier during the trial of Sipho Dube, police forensic psychologist Prof. The reader is slogged along for the ride; often at times gratuitously so.

What an amazing book! Anyway really good storyline, great writing! Piet Byleveld is plain and simply South Africa’s most respected and celebrated detective.

It provides a look at some of the higher profile murder cases to have taken place in South Africa fo the last several decades, but came across as stale in its delivery. In this book, journalist Hanlie Retief, who had exclusive access to Byleveld s dossiers, writes about the notorious serial-killer cases and other murders Byleveld solved. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth

Piet Byleveld is plain and simply South Africa’s most respected and celebrated detective. I have been fascinated by and speculated endlessly on this horrific case since the story broke in January There are some appalling people described within these pages.

This book also hit on why SA has such a high crime rate currently and how things were done under the Apartheid government. Employees call cops on black hotel guest talking dosier his cellphone. Moral of the story: Sleuht Retief takes this to the extreme though. Kon nieophou lees nie, met elke bladsy moet jy net sien wat gebeur op die volgende bladsy. I was sleutj little thrown that when the This was a very interesting read about the exploits of South Africa’s most famous detective, a specialist in serial murder.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Interesting book as close to home so it has you on the edge of your seat.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Insightful in that it lf as much about the detective’s personalty as about the cases. Gruesome details of murders are revealed.

He comes byleve,d how he is – stoic, reserved, intuitive I thought this book would have more about his methodology or the inner workings of the cases but it seemed to glance over them rather quickly. View all 4 comments.

I tend to agree. Mar 03, Stacey Walter rated it it was amazing. He was also a chronic asthmatic, soeuth chain-smoked, and swore by a cocktail of Grand-Pa headache powder and Coke, to get himself through long and grueling shifts.

I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. Ramaphosa’s NewYear message warns of difficult decisions for SA in This is what Retief does best. I was a little thrown that when the victim was a pretty white woman, we heard every detail of the crime, where if the victim was black we often wouldn’t even get the name or the date of the offense. Privacy Terms About Byleveld: One discovers that he is extremely dedicated to solving the crimes committed by serial killers and manages to extract the truth from these criminals in a non-threatening manner.


Something inside them is broken, byyleveld beyond repair. If you like the world of serial killers and the men who try to catch them, then this series of true-life tales tracking some of South Africa’s most brutal serial murders is a MUST READ!

This is a must read.

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I very rarely buy or read tabloids. He was originally given five death sentences, which were commuted to life sentences when capital punishment in SA was abolished in Perhaps if one has dozens of posters and pictures on their wall, thrown their underwear towards their idol in public, one would better relate to this drivel. More rock than rock star, Byleveld is a national hero and proof that a humble man can make a difference in a nation of indifference.

Apr 03, Phillipa rated it really liked it Shelves: Hy’t haar “paniekbevange” gebel om te hoor of sy oukei is. With his gravelly voice, humble manner and decades in the police detective service he tells Hanlie Retief about his life and some of his most bylevelld cases.

Goodreads helps you keep ov of books you want to read. Write a customer review. This book has been on my reading list for a few years now.

Showing of 31 reviews. Very interesting, be prepared to finish this in a day or two, as you won’t be able to put it down. Get to Know Us.